Partnering with Valley Bus is a safe and economical transportation solution for any school district. The costs and concerns for a school district to sustain a bus fleet can be avoided. With Valley Bus you will no longer have to buy new buses, maintain current units, deal with routing issues or recruit and train drivers.
With Valley Bus you will benefit from:
- The best in transportation safety programs
- Friendly and passionate drivers and personnel
- Time-tested performance and reliability
- Substantial financial savings
The safety of our passengers is our top priority. Our employees from our drivers to our maintenance professionals ensure uphold our safety values through all levels of our business.
- Continuous driver training and education
- Pre-operational bus safety inspections
- Child Reminder System
- GPS bus-tracking technology
- Comprehensive bus maintenance schedule
Our employees are the foundation of Valley Bus. Their dedication to safety and professionalism create the cornerstone of our business. Just as school buses have to meet some of the most stringent regulations, so do our employees, ensuring your students safety.
- Industry-leading driver safety training
- Continued employee instruction
- Pre-employment background checks
- Employee recognition programs
Performance and Reliability
Taking students from their homes to your school’s hallways safely and reliably is Valley Buses’ first priority. With the latest in technology optimization and maintenance strategies, we pride ourselves on being proactive in every area of our business.
- Real-time GPS bus tracking
- Regularly scheduled bus maintenance
- Electronic Child Reminder System
- Pre-route bus inspections
Partnering with Valley Bus will place your school district at the front of a rapidly growing trend. As increased funding pressures fall onto districts, a partnership with a transportation company will ensure that your values of safety, quality and reliability continue without the financial disadvantages of funding your own aging fleet of buses.
- Competitive and predictable pricing
- No surprise maintenance or replacement costs
- Current and up-to-date equipment
- Keep your district’s dollars in the classroom
Ever-evolving technology is always changing the way we keep our passengers safe and informed. From on-board multi-camera systems to GPS real-time tracking, we are consistently updating our fleet to provide a variety of the newest innovations in safety equipment and devices.
Using the latest Synovia GPS tracking technology in our buses, we are able to track our fleet with real-time precision. The question of “Where is the bus?” will never go without a concrete answer. There is never a moment when we don’t know the exact location of each and every one of our units.
On-Board Video Recording
Comprehensive Seon digital video recording coverage assures the safety of every student and every passenger. A record of students loading, unloading and their actions while onboard are continuously kept. Rest assured that all activity on our buses is recorded to assure the quality of the environment.
Constant Radio Communication
Communication is key in any industry, and with the safety of our passengers on the line it is never more so. Weather issues, route changes and student updates are always just seconds away. Lines between our fleet and our office are always open.d
Child Reminder System
Each school bus is equipped with a reminder system that forces our drivers to meticulously walk the length of the bus each time the ignition is turned off. This is just another device to assure that each and every student is right where he or she needs to be.
At Valley Bus, we know that there is no substitute for excellent training. This is why we set the bar high, and leave industry standards behind. Traditional school contracts require approximately 15 hours of training per year. At Valley Bus, our drivers receive more than 50 hours of continuing education each year.
Our extensive training program, managed by on-staff certified safety trainers, goes above and beyond requirements and expectations. We believe it's important to have the best drivers on the road.
At Valley Bus, our safety record and level of professionalism is unmatched. To assure the continuance of our level of service, our employees receive:
- General First Aid certification
- CPR and seizure training
- Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training
- Defensive Driving training
- Behavioral and Crisis Situation training
- Special Needs training
- Twice annual Commercial Drivers License (CDL) re-evaluation
- Fire Emergency training
- Bus Evacuation training
Through a partnership with area emergency personnel, Valley Bus is able to offer the very best in safety training.
A continuing relationship with the Cass Co. Sheriff's office assures that the defensive driving training that our employees receive is the very best.
Working with F-M Ambulance Service and the American Heart Association, offering industry-leading First Aid, CPR, Seizure and Automated External Defibrillator training is a reality.